With CD-ROM drives, hard drives, and batteries, many portable PCs don't have room left over for a floppy drive. But if your laptop, notebook, PDA, or any other computer has a PC Card slot, you can plug in the new Add-A-Floppy portable, external floppy-disk drive. Features include: reads and writes both 120- and 1.44-Mbyte disks, draws power from host device, needs no internal controller, and offers plug-and-play capability. The 4.5 x 7.5 x 1.66-inch unit weighs 0.4 lb and costs $269. Analog & Digital Peripherals Inc.: Product Code 4205
Most machine design engineers will survey existing component manufacturers for standard linear guide products, limiting what they can do with their designs. Using extruded aluminum profile guides can customize machine designs while shrinking the bill of materials.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
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